Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday; The Home for Broken Hearts

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.


(September 7, 2010 - Simon and Schuster)
(amazon website)

For the past year, ever since Ellen Wood lost her husband in a car accident, she's been afraid to leave the house. She struggles to keep her head above water and care for her adolescent son, Charlie, which becomes that much more difficult when she discovers just how little money she has. At a loss for ideas about how to keep her home, Ellen reluctantly agrees to her sister's suggestion that she take in lodgers, and soon a German businesswoman, a handsome journalist, and Ellen's favorite romance author are all living under her roof. 

Coleman's newest novel tells a mature, thoughtful story, successfully juggling a large cast of characters and creating men and women alike with balance and humor. While some of the twists are predictable, the engaging cast and heartwarming story go a long way toward making up for it.

24 comments:

  1. This book is new to me so thanks for highlighting.

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  2. This sounds like it could be very good. I'll watch for it. Thanks for spotlighting it, Diane!

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  3. The description already says it's predictable..mmmm...but in a good way. :) Sounds great.

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  4. This does sound good and I just adore the cover!

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  5. I am getting curious about this book, I have seen it floating around the blogverse lately. I hope that you get your book soon and that it is everything you hope it to be. Here is what I am Waiting on Wednesday for.

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  6. I've recently gotten into reading books like this, so this sounds pretty good. I don't really mind predictable too much if it's what I want to happen! Thanks.

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  7. Oh, I've enjoyed other books by this author, so this one is definitely going on my list! I'm very excited, Diane! Thanks...and glad you could visit my blog.

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  8. Sounds good. I especially like the idea of a house full of lodgers - I think I might have liked living in a commune for a while! The cover looks familiar to me. Now I'll be going a little crazy trying to figure that one out!

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  9. Nice pick! Sounds like it could be quite a feel-good read :-)

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  10. This does sound like a fun read, and though it's a bit predictable, I think it might make a good light read for me. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. I noticed this one the other day too. It sounds good!

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  12. This sounds like a really great read! I had not heard of it before, so am thrilled to discover it! Thanks!

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  13. This one looks like a good choice. I'm interested in her story.

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  14. I like the cover on this one...I will be watching for it!

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  15. Aww this sounds really good and deep. Great pick. Mine is at The Crowded Leaf.

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  16. This sounds like one that I would love. Thanks for the heads up!!

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  17. Did you ever read Broken for You by Stephanie Kallos? This totally reminds me of that - in that case a woman who is ill takes in lodgers and they all sort of form a little family. Will have to keep my radar out for this one.

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  18. I haven't encountered this one before. I hope it's good read!

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  19. I might have to read this just to see how to get my favorite author to room in my house!!!

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  20. looks really deep!! i like the chairs on the cover

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  21. I hadn't heard of this one before, but it sounds really good. I'll have to see when it comes out.

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  22. I love stories like this one and the cover is vivid/beautiful.

    Another book to add to my list - I think I found 5-8 books through blogs this week... when you read about 4 a month this is an issue (I need more time in my day, ha).

    :)

    Have a great weekend!

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  23. I have read and really enjoyed other books by this author - now I am "waiting on" this one too!

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